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San Diego (76-86)001140000671
San Francisco (76-86) «1001102027111

Giants 7, Padres 6

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Hunter Pence followed his first long-term contract with his first game-ending hit with San Francisco.

Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory against the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

"Honestly, they showed faith in me by giving me the contract and that lifted my spirits," said Pence, who formally signed a five-year with the club earlier in the day. "I wanted to show them why they should believe in me."

Pence's last walk-off hit came with the Philadelphia Phillies on May 15, 2012.

"This game was a great way to go into the offseason," Pence said. "We have a team that battles and is scrappy. The last three weeks we've been playing that way and that gives us momentum heading into offseason."

Francisco Peguero hit his first career home run leading off the ninth to tie it as Huston Street (2-5) blew his second save in 35 chances.

"That's a tough one, whether it's April, May, June or. .. September," Padres' manager Bud Black said. "Huston has been so reliable for us the past couple of years and it just goes to show that players are not invincible."

Tony Abreu followed with a single and advance to second on Street's wild pitch. Brandon Belt walked and both runners advanced on a passed ball.

After Buster Posey was intentionally walked, Pence, who had three RBI, singled to center to end the game.

"You couldn't ask for a better story today with everything that happened," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "It felt like a playoff game. I guess the guys really wanted a piece of third place."

Sergio Romo (5-8) pitched the ninth for the win as the Giants finished in a third place tie with the Padres, 16 games behind the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jedd Gyorko hit a grand slam and Nick Hundley hit a home run for the Padres. Gyorko's slam put an exclamation point on a sensational rookie season. He became the first rookie second baseman to lead his team in RBI and has the third-most home runs by a rookie second baseman in baseball history.

"He's had a fabulous year, no doubt about it," Black said. "The power numbers, the defense and you add the time he missed where he could have added to those numbers. He had a good rookie season, there's no doubt about that."

Tyson Ross pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out seven. He was 0-4 in his previous eight starts.

Belt drove in two runs for the Giants, who lost their second straight. Pablo Sandoval also drove in a run.

It also broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth. Walks to Alexi Amarista and Jesus Guzman sandwiched around Chris Denorfia's single loaded the bases ahead of Gyorko, who was the first hitter faced by Giants reliever Kyle Dunning.

Hundley led off the third with his 13th home run, a career high. Tommy Medica doubled home a run in the fourth.

Barry Zito entered the game for one batter in the eighth, striking out Mark Kotsay in what was likely his last appearance in a Giants uniform. He received a standing ovation and acknowledged it with a wave of his cap to the entire stadium.

"That was a special moment," Pence said. "He was in a zone and went to get the one out. It was powerful."

Gregor Blanco left the game with two outs in the ninth with an apparent right knee injury. He collided with Angel Pagan while trying to make a play on Will Venable's pinch hit triple.

 
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Players of the Game
San Diego

J. Gyorko
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 4
San Francisco

H. Pence
AB 5
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 3
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Chris Denorfia, CF-RF5130011 .279
Jesus Guzman, LF3100122 .226
   Logan Forsythe, LF0000000 .214
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4114001 .249
Chase Headley, 3B2100200 .250
Tommy Medica, 1B4011020 .290
Mark Kotsay, RF4000012 .194
   Reymond Fuentes, CF0000000 .152
Nick Hundley, C4111011 .233
Alexi Amarista, SS3100100 .236
Tyson Ross, P3000011 .182
   Tim Stauffer, P0000000 .000
   Nick Vincent, P0000000 .000
   Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
   a-Will Venable, PH1010000 .268
   Yonder Alonso, PR0000000 .281
   Huston Street, P0000000 .000
Totals3367648  
a-tripled for Gregerson in the 9th
Batting
2B - Chris Denorfia (21, Moscoso), Tommy Medica (2, Moscoso)
3B - Will Venable (8, Romo)
HR - Jedd Gyorko (23, Dunning), Nick Hundley (13, Moscoso)
RBI - Jedd Gyorko 4 (63), Tommy Medica (10), Nick Hundley (44)
CS - Chase Headley (4, 2nd base by Moscoso/Posey)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Gyorko-Amarista-Medica
E - Nick Hundley (10, Throwing)
PB - Nick Hundley (4)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tyson Ross 6733170 3.17
Tim Stauffer (H,7) 0.2022200 3.75
Nick Vincent (H,10) 0.1100000 2.14
Luke Gregerson (H,25) 1000010 2.71
Huston Street (L,2-5; BS,2) 0322201 2.70
IBB - Posey by Huston Street
WP - Huston Street (4)
HBP - Belt (by Tyson Ross), Monell (by Tim Stauffer)
Pitches-Strikes - Tyson Ross 95-63, Tim Stauffer 19-8, Nick Vincent 6-5, Luke Gregerson 13-10, Huston Street 23-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyson Ross 8-2, Tim Stauffer 1-1, Nick Vincent 1-0, Luke Gregerson 2-0
Batters Faced - Tyson Ross 26, Tim Stauffer 5, Nick Vincent 2, Luke Gregerson 3, Huston Street 5
San Francisco Giants
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gregor Blanco, CF-LF2200210 .265
   Francisco Peguero, LF1111000 .207
Tony Abreu, 2B5220021 .268
Brandon Belt, 1B3122102 .289
Buster Posey, C3010202 .294
Hunter Pence, RF5023013 .283
Pablo Sandoval, 3B4021002 .278
Brandon Crawford, SS2000013 .248
   Ehire Adrianza, SS2010000 .222
Juan Perez, LF3000013 .258
   a-Angel Pagan, PH-CF1000000 .282
Guillermo Moscoso, P1000010 .000
   Jake Dunning, P0000000 .000
   b-Roger Kieschnick, PH1000000 .202
   George Kontos, P0000000 .000
   c-Johnny Monell, PH0100000 .125
   Heath Hembree, P0000000 .000
   Barry Zito, P0000000 .147
   d-Hector Sanchez, PH1000010 .248
   Sergio Romo, P0000000 .000
Totals34711758  
a-grounded out for Perez in the 8th
b-grounded out for Dunning in the 5th
c-hit by pitch for Kontos in the 7th
d-struck out for Zito in the 8th
Batting
2B - Tony Abreu (12, Ross), Brandon Belt 2 (39, Ross)
HR - Francisco Peguero (1, Street)
RBI - Francisco Peguero (1), Brandon Belt 2 (67), Hunter Pence 3 (99), Pablo Sandoval (79)
2-OUT RBI - Brandon Belt (26), Hunter Pence 2 (51)
SB - Gregor Blanco (14, 3rd base off Ross/Hundley)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Posey-Abreu, Posey-Abreu-Adrianza-Abreu-Belt
E - Pablo Sandoval (18, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Guillermo Moscoso 4.1455441 5.10
Jake Dunning 0.2111001 2.84
George Kontos 2100010 4.39
Heath Hembree 0.2000010 0.00
Barry Zito 0.1000010 5.74
Sergio Romo (W,5-8) 1100010 2.54
WP - Guillermo Moscoso (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Guillermo Moscoso 84-47, Jake Dunning 11-8, George Kontos 16-13, Heath Hembree 13-8, Barry Zito 4-4, Sergio Romo 14-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Guillermo Moscoso 1-7, Jake Dunning 2-1, George Kontos 2-2, Heath Hembree 1-0, Sergio Romo 2-0
Batters Faced - Guillermo Moscoso 20, Jake Dunning 4, George Kontos 6, Heath Hembree 2, Barry Zito 1, Sergio Romo 4
Game Information
Attendance - 41495
Game Time - 3:17
Temperature - 67
Umpires - Home - Quinn Wolcott, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Joe West